Monday, January 23, 2012

Hirelite - speed dating for jobs

Hirelite is another one of those last minute entries in the fly by night job site of the day websites. There is no doubt that the likes of Careerbuilder, Monster and TopJobs have lost their luster. But this is starting to look like a clown car at the circus. Just how many of these so called job search companies are there?

That was rhetorical. Don't answer it.

While it's true that there is a social aspect to the professional hiring process it's certainly not akin to dating. The Bachelor is on TV right now and I do not see a resemblance to the hiring process there. When you date someone it's usually because there is an intent on a level of permanency, in an employment situation you're going in a different vector. In the 1980s it was commonplace to ask "where do you see yourself in 5 years".

Anyway, as an employer I have a responsibility to find the best candidates though responsible means. As an employee I want to be hire by companies that aren't trendy and show common sense. A 5 minute speed session is no way to find a mate and certainly not a valid way to find an employee.

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